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Maximize Your Collections with These 3 Keys

It can be shocking when you’ve worked hard, but then take a look at what you’re collecting and see how much it differs from your net production. This is because there’s a gap between net production and collections called the Collections Gap, and it’s responsible for money leaking out of your practice.

747: 3 Keys to Maximizing Collections – Ariel Juday

Take a handful of money and put it in the trash. Every time you don't collect, that's exactly what you're doing! If you want to keep more of what you earn, don't miss this episode! Kirk Behrendt brings back Ariel Juday, one of ACT’s amazing coaches, to share three keys that will raise your team’s confidence when collecting from your patients. To start collecting what you're worth, listen to Episode 747 of The Best Practices Show!

Boost Productivity NOW! Honor Scheduling Blocks

Scheduling blocks are the foundation of a well-run practice. They ensure you dedicate focused time to specific tasks, to maximize your productivity (and minimize your stress). But creating these blocks is just half the battle. You need to honor your scheduling blocks—or risk watching your schedule crumble!

746: Culture Catalyst: Igniting Practice Growth Through Leadership! – Miranda Beeson & Adriana Booth

A great practice culture doesn't just happen — it all starts with leadership. But what does it mean to be a strong leader? Who can become one? How do you do it? To answer these questions, Kirk Behrendt brings back Miranda Beeson and Adriana Booth, two of ACT’s amazing coaches, so you can improve your practice culture and enjoy being at work. When leaders get better, practices get better! To become the leader you deserve to be, listen to Episode 746 of The Best Practices Show!

745: The 7 Steps to Move From Traditional Dentistry to Ideal Dentistry – Dr. Christian Coachman

Your practice may be great. But you can always make it better! To help your business improve and evolve, Kirk Behrendt brings back Dr. Christian Coachman, founder of Digital Smile Design, to talk about his upcoming DSD Provider course and to share seven steps to move toward ideal dentistry. To learn the best way to give your patients a better experience and better outcome, listen to Episode 745 of The Best Practices Show!

744: 3 Things for a Better Practice & a Better Life – Anne Duffy

In this special episode, the tables are turned once again! Kirk Behrendt is interviewed on The Future of Dentistry, a podcast by Anne Duffy, founder of Dental Entrepreneur Woman. Kirk shares the origins of his Better Practice, Better Life philosophy, his thoughts on dentistry, and three keys to creating a better practice so you can enjoy a better life. To learn more about Kirk, the “why” behind his business, and some secrets to his success, listen to Episode 744 of The Best Practices Show!

The Worst Advice I Got in Dental School

“Just do good dentistry and the rest will take care of itself.” We all heard this same advice in dental school. At the time it was comforting as it allowed me to continue to simply focus on attaining clinical skill. However, as I approach my 20 year dental school reunion, I can confidently say this is poor advice. While the intent comes from a good place, the application is certainly flawed.

How to focus on simple data points to improve periodontal health

That three or six-month dental visit patients schedule and appreciate for their clean and polished teeth is so much more important than they realize. That visit is an integral part of their health and wellness. Let’s pause for a moment and recall that 47% of American adults (over age 30) have periodontitis – that’s 64.7 million Americans – which means they have chronic infected ulcerations. The situation is so pervasive that hygiene departments can legitimately be renamed “Chronic Oral Wound Care Centers.”

Mowing Over Problems Won't Create Solutions

In a busy dental practice, efficiency is key. But when it comes to tackling problems, sometimes the quickest solution isn't the best approach. You see, problems are like dandelions: you can mow over them and admire a lush, green lawn, but those pesky weeds will be back before you know it! The root of the problem is still there, lurking beneath the surface, ready to sprout again. The same goes for problems in your practice.

743: The Secret to Efficiency: The Checklist – Miranda Beeson & Carlie Einarson

What takes a practice from good to great? One secret ingredient is the checklist. To explain how a simple habit can make your life better, Kirk Behrendt brings back Miranda Beeson and Carlie Einarson, two of ACT’s amazing coaches, to share the best practices for creating, maintaining, and implementing checklists in your practice. To learn how to be more efficient in your day, listen to Episode 743 of The Best Practices Show!

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